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1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause
  • exponents of space exploration earnestly called for more missions to the outer reaches of the solar system

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2 one who brings an art or science to full realization
  • has long reigned as the nation's leading exponent of modern dance

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The first known use of exponent was in 1734

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“Exponent.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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